Myths vs Facts- Sucide

Myth: People who talk about suicide won’t really do it.

Fact: Almost everyone who attempts suicide has given some clue or warning. Don’t ignore even indirect references to death or suicide…

Myth: Anyone who tries to kill themselves must be crazy.

Fact: Most suicidal people are not psychotic or insane. They are upset, grief-stricken, depressed or despairing, but extreme distress and emotional pain are not necessarily signs of mental illness…

Myth: If someone is determined to kill themselves, nothing is going to stop them.

Fact:Even a very severely depressed person has mixed feelings about death, fluctuating between wanting to live and wanting to die. Rather than wanting death, they just want the pain to stop—and the impulse to end their life does not last forever…

Myth: People who die by suicide are people who were unwilling to seek help.

Fact: Many people try to get help before attempting suicide.In fact, studies indicate that more than 50 percent of suicide victims had sought medical help in the six months prior to their deaths…

Myth: Talking about suicide may give someone the idea.

Fact: You don’t give someone suicidal ideas by talking about suicide. Rather, the opposite is true. Talking openly and honestly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can help save a life…..

“There are Authorized Free Help Line Numbers to reach out❤..

How To Have A Conversation About Mental Health

Do’s and Dont’s


  • Listen without judgement
  • Ask “How can I Help You”
  • Let them know you care
  • Validate their feelings
  • Let them you want to hear-they are not burden
  • Listen with the intention , not to fix
  • Ask when you have time to listen
  • Be patient
  • Keep in touch even if you get no response
  • Empathize


  • Don’t interrupt or speak over
  • Don’t tell them how they should feel
  • Don’t jump in with solution
  • Don’t belittle their feelings
  • Don’t pressure them to speak
  • Don’t tell them the illness or feelings they have are a choice
  • Don’t say you just need to …..(its not that simple)
  • Don’t leave them out
  • Don’t be scared to speak about feelings
  • Don’t be critical or blaming.

Emotional Stages- Covid 19

As we do our best to adjust and adapt to the current circumstances, these are indicative emotional stages of individuals during Covid – 19.

1. DENIAL/DISBELIEF: This can’t be happening! It can never happen to me! Why is God doing this?!

2. PANIC: I will die! Let’s stock up! I feel so anxious!

3. CONFUSION: Where are we headed? When will this end? How long will this last?

4. CREATING A NEW CLARITY: Let’s accept and get creative with our circumstances.

What emotional stage are you in? And can I help you get to creating a new clarity? Do let me know.

What emotional stage are you in? And can I help you get to creating a new clarity? Do let me know.